Sunday, 16 October 2016

Next Lighter Footprints Meeting Oct 26

Next Lighter Footprints meeting - Wed 26 Oct 

Wednesday 26 October 
7.00 pm for 7.30 start
Guide Hall
1 Faversham Rd

You are warmly invited to join us for this meeting at 7.00 pm to share a glass of wine, tea coffee and plenty of nibbles and to meet new faces, 

find out who we are and what we do.

  Stories of hope, healing and meaning

Faith, literature and psychology all deal with what it is to be human and find meaning in our world.
How can we tap into this wisdom in the context of dealing with climate change? 

Panel of three speakers, Cath James, Carol Ride and Nivy Balachandran

Carol Ride is a psychologist and couple psychotherapist, who is well known in the climate movement in Melbourne for the last several years. Carol Ride is President of Psychology for a Safe Climate (PSC) a group of  psychologists and helping professionals working together to contribute psychological understanding within the community to support and facilitate strong and urgent action on climate change. 

Cath James
Campaigns and Communications OfficerCommission for Mission 
Cath James is the Campaigns and Communications Officer for the Uniting Church's social justice unit in Victoria and Tasmania. She has spent the last twenty years working on climate change and is particularly interested in how stories inform how we understand the world and then how we act as a result.  She spends her spare time writing fiction and re-imagining how the world could be.

Nivy Balachandran
Regional Coordinator, United Religions Initiative (URI) Southeast Asia and the Pacific - Pacific Zone

Nivy has been involved in local and international interfaith work for several years. Nivy has extensive experience in government and the nonprofit sector where she was involved in project planning, community organizing, and developing public policy. Through her leadership with InterAction, Nivy has experience in developing in interfaith leadership training, manages communications strategies, and fostering mutually trusting relationships across religious and ethnic barriers. 

After the break, discussion of other issues on our agenda 

Further information 0411 115 186


Thursday, 13 October 2016

October 11 meeting

At our Box Hill Town Hall forum on June 16, the three political panelists were asked if they would meet together for a coffee after the election-no matter what the result, and talk about common ground for climate change.
Today they met.
We will hope that this is the start of a slow process of building bridges and gaining trust so that over time our climate change policy will become something that is agreed between the parties - a least in the main.

 Tonight Minister Frydenberg indicated that discussions were constructive and that they will keep the doors open for further exploration of these important issues.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Glenferrie Rotary Talk - Oct 11

Carolyn Ingvarson spoke on Climate Change to this Rotary group on October 11.
Click here for her presentation slides:

Carolyn Ingvarson and Carol Benson - President of Glenferrie Rotary Club.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Local Government Elections

Lighter Footprints Public Forum

(Slides from David Meiklejohn's presentation available here

What more could our new Boroondara Council do to step up on the environment?
Hear about what makes for best practice in local government
Meet your local Council candidates & ask them questions (All candidates from all 10 wards have been invited)
Council Elections Are Coming
How can Council help us to live more sustainably?
Speaker: David Meiklejohn (RMIT)
When: Sunday 9 October 3:45pm for 4:00pm start
: Hawthorn Library, 584 Glenferrie Road, Meeting Room 3&4
The first half of this forum will be speaker presentation and questions; the second half will be groups based on Council wards, with candidates and residents.
For more information, visit Contact – Carolyn 0411 115 186 

Forum Speaker
David Meiklejohn has worked as a behaviour change specialist both within government and as a consultant for the past 20 years, developing and delivering programs in Australia and the UK.
He is researching Australian local governments that have responded to climate change, with innovative solutions that reduce emissions and have the capacity to scale-up quickly.
In this talk, he will present examples of local government action from both Australia and internationally that we need more of, in order to effectively address climate change.
The first half of this forum will be speaker presentation and questions; the second half will be groups based on Council wards, with Candidates and residents.
Lighter Footprints, is a group of concerned residents from Boroondara who came together in 2006 to see what we could do about the serious challenge of climate change.
For more information, visit Contact Carolyn 0411 115 186